Hillside Kidz visited Boshack in 2010 for their annual Perth school camp. All we can say is they had a ton of fun and accomplished many of the school camp goals set out. If you are looking for the perfect school camp for your school children, check out our school camp programs. We promise the children will be kept busy with fun and educational filled activities.
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A school camp of 90 students visited Boshack in November, just rebooked for their next school camp. Boshack camp school only 90 minutes from Perth, ’Nature Learning & Play’ was a big hit for the school camp with the students thriving in the natural Eco environment. The sustainable lifestyle with organic gardens, freshwater springs & solar power, Boshack it truly a unique school camp experience for all age groups. Team building & leadership, culture & Resources, Communication & Participation, Nature & Adventure, Attitudes & self management, Physical Activity & the environment are just a few of the Curriculum Framework Outcomes Boshack covers during the students experience. We have workbooklets, permission forms and all necessary paperwork to make it easy in the office. The teachers also find the location very relaxing and see the kids having alot of fun. The Activities range from Bushwalking, orienteering, Canoeing Challenges, Obstacle course, craft, Boomerang throwing, water divining, Animal feeding, Team building and Leadership adventures, Shelter & raft building, navigation, survivor courses & lots of Nature Play.
Boshack Outback is a great location for your school camps in Perth. Nestled in the Australian outback, Boshack can take your school camp experience to the next level. At Boshack, children immerse themselves in nature which allows them to unleash their creativity and natural instincts
Here’s why you should choose Boshack Outback:
All year round location: little or no rain to interrupt activities
Activities start one hour from Perth: no more long expensive bus rides
Save on travel expenses: short bus hire or take the train through Avon Valley
Isolation: provides security from unwanted visitors
Australian history: experience life of early pioneers and understand aboriginal history
Bed bug free
Most importantly, we cater to every budget!
Turn off your mobile phone, pre-record your favorite TV show, take in a deep breath of city air and exhale till blue in the face. You are now ready to explore one of Australia’s most fascinating back to basic, eco experience on offer. Choose Boshack Outback as your Perth school camp location.
Here are some highlights school camp activities:
Design/Plan and Build a Bush Shelter: In teams, plan and decide on a design for your bush shelter. Using your imagination, build your bush shelter from materials that you can find in the bush.
Obstacle Course: Boshack’s obstacle course is a series of challenging physical obstacles in which individuals or teams must navigate through. This obstacle course includes running, climbing, jumping, crawling and balancing elements with the aim of testing endurance and your team’s communication skills.
Orienteering – Land and Water: For land orienteering, navigate your way through the bush with a map. Retrieve the hidden story of Boshack. Next, try your hand at lake orienteering on our fresh water lake. Maneuver your way between the trees to find the secrets to the rest of the Boshack story.
For full details on our school camp programs, visit: http://boshackoutback.com/school-field-trips/
At Boshack Outback we aim to create a personal touch and provide a school camp that is fun, rewarding and safe. Situated only 90 minutes from Perth and surrounded by pristine bushland, Boshack Outback is the perfect setting for a school camp.
Boshack Outback’s programs incorporate education in nature, bushland, eco learning, outdoor education, team building and life reflections – all in one camp. We offer packages and rates to suit all budgets and needs. View our latest programs and offerings.
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Summer is gone and we’re now into winter. This does not mean the outdoor kids activities need to stop. Keeping your kids at home will make them restless and lethargic, especially when they are on the computers all the time. It might also increase their chances of getting sick!
See what education.com has to say:
“Studies have shown that contrary to the common belief that “exposure to cold air causes a cold,” fresh air is good and healthy. When children and adults spend a long time together in indoor spaces that are small, overheated and poorly ventilated, germs and illnesses pass easily from one person to another. In fresh, outdoor air, children do not have to rebreathe the germs of the group, and the chance for spreading infection is reduced.
Children of all ages enjoy and benefit from playing outdoors in all except the most extreme weather. Daily outdoor play is healthy and burns energy. It gives children an opportunity for a change of environment, a balance in play and routine, large muscle activities (gross-motor development). Even children who are mildly ill but active should go outside if the weather is not severe. Staff and children alike will feel refreshed when fresh air is part of the daily routine. Taking children outdoors daily, even in winter, can be a healthy part of their schedule, and is safe when clothing is appropriate.”
Here at Boshack Outback, our activities run all year round. If you visited us in summer, come see what we look like in the winter. Remember to bring a cardigan or sweater!
So what can parents do to prevent Nature Deficit Disorder? The following tips can help you.
Be a Role Model
Remember, children will get excited about something when you are genuinely excited about it, too! Model the behavior you want your children to emulate. Demonstrate your own curiosity about nature sharing what you love to do in the outdoors with your kids. You can model respect for nature through simple everyday activities like recycling and not littering. Sharing your natural interests is the best motivation a child can have to participate.
Plan a monthly or weekly surprise outdoor adventure
Every Sunday, or once a month, plan a surprise outdoor trip with your kids. You could go to your local river, beach, forest, nature preserve, or city park! Planning surprise family fun time builds kids’ excitement for the next adventure, and helps demonstrate how you value your time with them.
Organize a monthly outing with your child’s school.
Be the parent who plans the monthly outing with families in your child’s class. Exploring the great outdoors can be easier and closer than you think. Trips can include Pebble Beach, the Everglades, Blue Ridge Mountains, swamps, state parks, or fly fishing. Do some research on beautiful areas near your school. Build community with your child’s class and instill in them a love of nature.
Experience the life our pioneers had. No electricity, no phones and Nature at its best.
Overseas schools visit and stay to reap the rewards of peace ,quiet and what Nature has to offer.
An Overseas Government study has established that the aggression and stress which is rising in the class room has been described as Nature deficiency syndrome and their children will be spending 3-4 days at Boshack to get back to Nature and what it has to offer.
Play stations are left in the bags , more fun is had exploring the bush, canoeing, feeding the animals, preparing for evening supper and cooking marshmallows over the nightly campfire.
In season assistance can be given in burning up the rubbish trees or catching yabbies for supper.
Hot water showers are available all the time by means of the old fashioned “Donkey” and all you need to do is put an extra log on after your shower. Watch the satellites or shooting stars or just the stars as you shower.
The worm Farm is in full swing in preparing the soil for the organic garden and the worms for the fish feed which in turn create the valuable fertilizer for the hydroponic garden which is getting close to completion.
Tours can be experienced of Aboriginal Dreamtime and didgeridoo playing with bush chocolates and witchetty grubs for morning tea, bushtucker of kangaroo, emu and crocodile can be tasted with bush sauces.
The animals are fed daily and if required you can go on a special animal feeding safari where you are in the cage looking out from within as the animals are fed their daily rations.
Bush walks take place to areas very seldom been to by man. We visit a filter lake that removes the salt from the water that then goes into a freshwater lake.
Boshack is developing a organic worm, fish and veggie patch and each week sees the self sustainable project getting closer to the finish. Many thanks to the Perth visitors who assisted last week in between animal feeds ,nature walks and our bbq dinner. We will keep all updated and when the fish are growing and we have some in the lake for rod fishing. The raft canoes did a great job getting the cage to the middle of the lake and so this week we will see what the Silver Perch fish think of the environment